So I’m having a bit of a mid-detox meltdown today. I just want real food. I know that’s a horrible thing to say because raw food is as REAL as it gets. And I have to say, the raw food demo I attended last night was excellent. We tasted Green Juice, Curried Butternut Squash Soup and Pumpkin Cheesecake – all raw, all delicious. The Pumpkin Cheesecake was stellar. I can’t wait to make it myself.
However, I am quickly figuring out that raw is not the lifestyle for me (not that I had any intention of converting). Kudos to those who do it and love it. But, quite frankly, I’m getting sick of cold and lukewarm food. I’m on day 17 (of 28) and the thought of eating only raw food for EIGHT more days (yes, folks – that’s right thru Thanksgiving), and then finishing out the last three days of the detox with a juice fast… well, it just sort of seems impossible today. It’s weird because I’ve been doing fine up until now. I think it might have something to do with the last three recipes I’ve tried… they were gross.
I wanted creamy pasta with artichokes, kalamata olives and sun-dried tomatoes. Instead, I had to settle for zucchini noodles with lukewarm avocado sauce…
It wasn’t good. At all. But I ate it.
The next day, I wanted hot, hearty soup. Instead, I had to settle for lukewarm geriatric puree. I tried again the next day. More of the same…
Think cold, bland baby food. Only worse. Yeah… not good.
So, I’m reaching out. If any of you have any killer raw recipes to share that do not require a dehydrator or juicer, please share. I’ve given up on soup, though. So you can forget that. I really liked the Leafy Greens with BBQ Walnut Crumble and Raw Taco Fiesta dishes – if nothing else, I suppose I could just eat those two things plus green smoothies for eight more days. The slaw was really good, but it’s more of a side than a meal.
You know what else might make it easier? If I were seeing any change at all on the scale, I just might be a little more encouraged to stay the course. I mean, really… how can I be eating this clean and healthy (plus taking all these crazy detox supplements/concoctions I’ve been receiving from iHerb for a few months now – if you’re interested to see all iHerb discount codes for Australia, click here) for two weeks and see no weight change at all?! What gives?! I know, I know – I shouldn’t be focussing on that. But I’m just sayin – it would help.
-Hungry in Holland, MI